Let me preface this article by saying that I get all of my points spreads from Scores and Odds, and I’m really not the best gambler. I’m a pretty terrible gambler actually, so if all of my picks are bad, just start fading me and win a ton of money. I’d also like to point out the point spreads change closer to game time, so these spreads are when I first see them.
Week 7 of College Football, boy oh, boy do we have a great slate of games. Gamblers everywhere are licking their chops to get to Saturday, and this is the first time all season I feel great about these picks. Now because there are too many games for me to give a description for each of them, I’m going to do you the pleasure of picking my five best games, as well as my lock of the week. Now, onto this week’s picks:
West Virginia -1 @ Texas Tech
I’ll admit that this is the game I feel least confident about but I still feel pretty good about this. This is WVU’s first road game of the season so they will be tested against the Red Raiders’ high-scoring offense, but I think they’re going to be able to put up points as well and walk out of Lubbock with a win, and stay undefeated on the season.
Nebraska -3 @ Indiana
Nebraska football is back baby, it is so, so back (I think). I know Indiana had a big win against Michigan State a few weeks ago, but I think the Spartans are down this year compared to years past, and the scheduling Gods were pretty brutal to the Hoosiers making them go from Ohio State right to Nebraska in back-to-back weeks. I think the Cornhuskers should win this game fairly easily.
Vanderbilt @ Georgia OVER 42.5
Georgia may hit that point total by themselves. I think Nick Chubb is an awesome running back who is going to run wild on this Vanderbilt defense. Although he’s had his ups and downs this season, freshman quarterback Jacob Eason should have a few touchdowns of his own on Saturday. Vanderbilt is by no means is a good team, but I think even they will be able to put up a few points on an average Bulldogs defense.
Arkansas +7 vs Ole Miss
If there’s one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I LOVE home underdogs getting more than a touchdown. I don’t think either team has that great of a defense, and Austin Allen should be able to match touchdowns with Chad Kelly. Ole Miss may win this game, but I think it will come down to a last-second field goal.
Ohio State -10.5 @ Wisconsin-Lock of the Week
I know I just said that I love home underdogs, and ten points is a lot to give to a Wisconsin team who I think has played very well this year and has a great defense, but this is just a mismatch for them. Ohio State is arguably the best team in the country with one of the most explosive offenses out there. I have been very impressed with the way the Badgers have played this year, especially going to Michigan and only losing by a touchdown, but their offense won’t be able to keep up with the Buckeyes, and I think Ohio State will win by at least two touchdowns.